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By: Skyepony , 2:42 PM GMT on February 17, 2017

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Florida Power and Light has already won the battle to move forward with this nuclear waste disposal despite studies showing this would be a bad idea and the other deep well failures that have already occurred in Florida. More information can be found here.


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88. georgevandenberghe
3:56 PM GMT on February 27, 2017
Quoting 86. aquak9:

Happy Birthday Finn-Again!!

hey remember how I said that yesterday and today were good planting days? Well, I planted some lima beans yesterday (and a WHOLE buncha other stuff) Lima beans are 6-18 days for germination...

Moon done pulled'm up thru the soil. It's been 24 hours.


When soil temperatures are on the warm side of optimal, my germination times are a quarter to a third of what's stated on the seed packet. 2 days for corn and beans, 3 for tomatoes, but 24 hours is fast even by my standards!
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87. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:46 PM GMT on February 27, 2017
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86. aquak9
8:21 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Happy Birthday Finn-Again!!

hey remember how I said that yesterday and today were good planting days? Well, I planted some lima beans yesterday (and a WHOLE buncha other stuff) Lima beans are 6-18 days for germination...

Moon done pulled'm up thru the soil. It's been 24 hours.
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85. QueensWreath
5:34 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
George and Aqua
I could probably harvest a few tomatoes by May if I planted now. But beyond May and the Tomato plants just wither rot and do not set fruit.
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84. Skyepony
1:26 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Happy Birthday Finn! I'll have to try and get you up a more cheerful blog in a bit:)
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83. aquak9
12:39 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
It's a FinnDay??

Happy Birthday Finn!!
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82. whitewabit
8:23 AM GMT on February 26, 2017
Quoting 81. RobDaHood:

Hmmmm.
Why does Feb 26th ring a bell.
Maybe somebody...one of the SkyeCrew, is having a birthday today?

Have a very special day, my friend!


Well yes I do recall someone is a year older ..I believe .. She has this unusual accent too .. I haven't seen her comment here lately ..
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81. RobDaHood
5:39 AM GMT on February 26, 2017
Hmmmm.
Why does Feb 26th ring a bell.
Maybe somebody...one of the SkyeCrew, is having a birthday today?

Have a very special day, my friend!
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80. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
1:00 AM GMT on February 26, 2017
At 9:00 AM FST, Tropical Disturbance 16F (1006 hPa) located at 23.4S 165.4W is reported as slowly moving. Position poor based on HIMAWARI-8 visible imagery and peripheral surface observations.

Convection slightly displaced east of the supposed low level circulation center. System lies under an upper ridge in a low to moderate sheared environment. sea surface temperatures is around 29C and system moving into lower sea surface temperatures.

Global models move the system southeastwards with no intensification.

Potential for this tropical disturbance to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is LOW.
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79. georgevandenberghe
11:26 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
Quoting 76. aquak9:

Spathy- is to too late for you to do tomatoes? are they only a winter season tomato for you, cause of the summer heat? Does it get to hot there for the toms to set fruit? I understand. It would be frustrating to not be able to grow a "spring" garden. I guess I did not realize how hot ya'll got, so quick.

I don't think I have a frost date here in jacksonville anymore. We get two weeks of cold, maybe three. That's it. It's still Feb and I transplanted about 20 toms outside today. 5pm here, and it's 82º.

WTH is summer gonna be like....


I'm wondering the same thing up here
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78. georgevandenberghe
11:06 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
In Tallahassee local lore was not to start a spring warm season garden before Easter. Last freeze there is mid to late March with significant risk into the first week in April. My lettuce and corn froze April 6 1987 there.

April tomato plantings would start producing around Memorial day and last into July. Later plantings did not thrive and July was the end of the season for both tomatoes and Corn (late July). This was in the mid 1980s.

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77. georgevandenberghe
11:03 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
Quoting 75. QueensWreath:

Well apparently there is no fix for the Yellow shoulder deficiency during the growing season so Jamie went out and culled all the Tom plants except one. I just could not do it! We gave the hundred or so big green Tomatoes to the neighbors and the tiny hundred or so were discarded. There were way more little fruit in those plants than I thought. Now!... What to plant? I noticed today that the sun has really gotten high in the sky. So my new bed is not as shady as I thought it would be. I am thinking that I will plant Okra in the space where the Toms were and I will plant some of my Sun Hemp in the new bed and leave some space in-between for the Choy and beets. Hemp grows quickly and should provide needed shade later on. Or so my thinking tells me. LOL.


Is it too late to plant more tomatoes?
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76. aquak9
9:53 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
Spathy- is to too late for you to do tomatoes? are they only a winter season tomato for you, cause of the summer heat? Does it get to hot there for the toms to set fruit? I understand. It would be frustrating to not be able to grow a "spring" garden. I guess I did not realize how hot ya'll got, so quick.

I don't think I have a frost date here in jacksonville anymore. We get two weeks of cold, maybe three. That's it. It's still Feb and I transplanted about 20 toms outside today. 5pm here, and it's 82º.

WTH is summer gonna be like....
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75. QueensWreath
7:25 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
Well apparently there is no fix for the Yellow shoulder deficiency during the growing season so Jamie went out and culled all the Tom plants except one. I just could not do it! We gave the hundred or so big green Tomatoes to the neighbors and the tiny hundred or so were discarded. There were way more little fruit in those plants than I thought. Now!... What to plant? I noticed today that the sun has really gotten high in the sky. So my new bed is not as shady as I thought it would be. I am thinking that I will plant Okra in the space where the Toms were and I will plant some of my Sun Hemp in the new bed and leave some space in-between for the Choy and beets. Hemp grows quickly and should provide needed shade later on. Or so my thinking tells me. LOL.
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74. QueensWreath
3:59 PM GMT on February 25, 2017
Aqua
Your little sprouts are so cute! That light really does the trick. They are not leggy at all. When is your last frost date? Should be soon I would think.
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73. aquak9
3:06 AM GMT on February 25, 2017
Mr. VDB- I had to go back and RE-look at your broccoli, oh wow it really is covered with heads.

Thanks spathy for making me go back and look again. Sure wish I'd had brox like that this year.
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72. georgevandenberghe
2:50 AM GMT on February 25, 2017
Backyard garden spot. 2/24/2017. Broccoli is in foreground. Almost ready. Lettuce is in cages because of rabbits or
birds. Most of it is harvested. Would have planted much more if I'd expected a winter like this. I thought it would freeze in late December or January. There are also collards in the upper right. The collards and broccoli were planted in late October as 5" seedlings.

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71. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
2:48 AM GMT on February 25, 2017
"16F" near Fiji southern islands

Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
11:00 AM FST February 25 2017
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At 23:00 PM UTC, Tropical Disturbance 16F (1006 hPa) located at 21.1S 170.8W is reported as slowly moving. Position poor based on HIMAWARI-8 visible imagery and peripheral surface observations.

Organization has slightly improved over the past 24 hours. Convection slightly displaced east of the supposed low level circulation center. System lies under an upper diffluent flow in a low to moderate sheared environment. Sea surface temperatures is around 29C and system moving into lower sea surface temperatures.

Global models maintain a southeastwards with slight intensification.

Potential for this tropical disturbance to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is LOW.
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70. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
12:40 AM GMT on February 25, 2017
dang former 14F is a really strong extratropical low.

Low 979hPa near 38S 144W moving eastsoutheast 35kt.
Within 300 nautical miles of low in sector from southwest through northwest to east: Clockwise 35kt.
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69. aquak9
11:15 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Lots of tomatoes to be transplanted tomorrow, some eggplant and peppers here too but they are not getting transplanted yet

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68. aquak9
11:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
rainbow chard by sunset

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67. aquak9
11:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Lizard with peas



Lizard without peas

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66. aquak9
10:33 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Does anyone have any of those Asian long bean seeds?

I hope to have some pictures later.

I really want to re--open a garden blog, but I am so afraid of putting all the work into it, and then we get Drupalized. I don't think I speak Drup.

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65. LakeWorthFinn
5:20 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Finn flying by and waiving at Skyewalkers!
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64. georgevandenberghe
4:37 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Quoting 51. QueensWreath:

Sky. I hope you do not mind if I photohog your blog. Just delete if its too much. Please and thank you.


THese photos are great.
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63. georgevandenberghe
4:35 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Quoting 62. QueensWreath:


GeorgeV
I had only looked at your picture early in the morning and was lucky to see my computer itself.
I just focused on your Broccoli. My goodness. There are great large tight heads all over those plants. My Broccoli up North (just south of DC )with all the masterful coverings I could think of would have been mush by this date in the 1980s. Have you had no temps in the low 20s this year?


Low was 14F with three days in the teens in January and three days staying below freezing. It was uncovered. I've not been able to get out there much this winter because it's a rental garden four miles away and I've had family illness. The variety, Arcadia, is especially cold hardy but you can see they are beat up. Most years it does fatally freeze sometime in January unless covered. My trick is to use OPAQUE covers during polar and arctic outbreaks. The plants don't need light at such low temperatures and the opacity prevents rapid warming which is damaging. My broccoli at home, which I did cover, not pictured, is much less beat up, except for purpling, it looks like it didn't freeze at all.

The last winter I had majority survival was 2012-13. In 2015-16 a really warm december reduced hardiness and normal January deep freezes killed it. This year has been unusually favorable for hardiness with the only deep freezes following longer preceding chilly weather so hardiness was not lost.

Motivation for this is that broccoli grown in cold is exceptionally tasty, very very sweet.

My one salient trick is the opaque covers to reduce freeze thaw cycles and keep sun off frozen plants.
The pictured plants were primarily harvested in December and these are sideshoots.

Although I tried to explain above, I am puzzled though why the uncovered broccoli pictured did not winterkill. Even the late summer variety, Imperial, bred for heat tolerance, which normally freezes in late November, survived this year. It has been an exceptionally mild winter but we did have two periods of nights in the teens with wind, one in mid December and one in early January.
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62. QueensWreath
2:37 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Quoting 37.

GeorgeV
I had only looked at your picture early in the morning and was lucky to see my computer itself.
I just focused on your Broccoli. My goodness. There are great large tight heads all over those plants. My Broccoli up North (just south of DC )with all the masterful coverings I could think of would have been mush by this date in the 1980s. Have you had no temps in the low 20s this year?
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61. QueensWreath
2:27 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
For the summer I plan on planting Okra and filling the rest with my new found anti nematode legume that enriches the soil to boot and it has very pretty yellow flowers. Sun Hemp. (Crotalaria Juncea). From Handcock Seed. Sweetpotato just does not work for me.
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60. QueensWreath
2:20 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Here is my last flathead cabbage of the season. Absolutely wonderful cabbage variety. Was hoping it would last for St Patty day but it looked like it was getting ready to bolt so picked it.

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59. QueensWreath
2:17 AM GMT on February 24, 2017








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58. QueensWreath
2:15 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Aqua. Oh yes... between the broc and the beets is boc :O)
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57. QueensWreath
2:14 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Aqua my beets have been wonderful. I have new beet seeds and Watermellon radish and Baby boc choy. Where did you see the choy? I must go back and look. LOL
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56. QueensWreath
2:11 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Besides the great broccoli and the beautiful useless toms, here is some of the rest of the garden that has been great and makes up for the toms.

View of the new bed along the path that is shaded by house to my South. Hopefully it will help extend my harvest of Boc Choy and other things as the late spring and summer gets near.




Celery with buried water reservoir underneath. Best idea I ever had.

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55. aquak9
2:09 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
spathy- is that pak choy I see peeking out? Your broccoli is huge, your beets are so CUTE -

and I am sorry about the tomatoes. Yes I do understand all about the emotions that go into tomatoes. I do. But wow, you sure tried. I mean, you tried as hard as I would've. Slices, salsa, sauce - It is frustrating to work so hard and love and care so hard and have the fruits of your labor be so lacking.

What are you planting next? or, because of the heat, is your growing season over?

you do have a colorful garden.
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54. QueensWreath
2:04 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Inedible Toms on the vine.










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53. QueensWreath
2:00 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
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52. QueensWreath
1:58 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Ok here are some midnight gardening pics of one of the prettiest and most disappointing veg gardens I have ever had.

Broccoli.
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51. QueensWreath
1:55 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Sky. I hope you do not mind if I photohog your blog. Just delete if its too much. Please and thank you.
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50. QueensWreath
1:23 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Quoting 43. aquak9:

@ 37 Mr VDB- your spinach looks great. Mine never gets that thick or that green. I tried what you said about the broccoli (cutting the main head, then fertilizing for more side shoots) but all I got from the side shoots were leaves, lots of leaves. I think I was lucky just to get the little broccoli I DID get, just so warm here this year.

Lowercal- ain't that amazing? I can't even drop off my without'm falling every which a'way....yet they can do THAT.

SKye- ya'll getting some of this rain? looks like it, form the looks of the radar.... just LOVING it here. But the skwerls tore into my cucumbers and I only got one two outta six left. Skwerls are tearing things up BAD this year.




Aqua that is interesting about the Broccoli. I always choose a variety that states it has nice heads AND SIDESHOOTS. I have been getting Broccoli all winter from sIde shoots. Most of them are 4" across. and you know its been warm down here. I had 4 Broccoli plants. Harested main heads and pulled all but one plant. That plant has so far produced more than all 4 main heads combined. My brain is so work worn that I can not remember variety. But I will try and post later. I am having major Tomato problems this year. I decided to plant mostly hybrid and a couple heirloom this year. Great success with very little fungus and loads of tomatoes that are essentially inedible.I was and am so disappointed. The toms are of nice size, juicy, have some flavor that is ok for a sandwich only. The toms are like juicy store purchased greenhouse varieties that are hard inside and hae very little color. (sorry my V is malfunfunked! I told myself that this is why I always went the Heirloom way and then it dawned on me that my heirlooms were the same way. So I set my brain in motion and figured it must be some sort of minor element thing. After hours of searching on the webs I found the malady. Yellow shoulder. It is a strange combination of warm temps, high PH, lack of potassium and minor elements. So every single tomato that is forming on the plants is doomed to be grainy hard and pale. You should have seen the salsa we tried to make from it. It looked like a red snowcone that had been rinsed with water. We had 8 quarts of this stuff. So I decided to try and cook it down into sauce. Even worse!~ ARG. So this weekend I am going to make the amendments needed and decide if these crispy bland things make decent green fried Toms. If that doesnt work they (all 30 of them) will all be culled/tossed and see if the amendments work for the last bit of the crop that can be produced in the next two months. Sorry for the longwinded post.
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49. georgevandenberghe
3:15 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
Quoting 43. aquak9:

@ 37 Mr VDB- your spinach looks great. Mine never gets that thick or that green. I tried what you said about the broccoli (cutting the main head, then fertilizing for more side shoots) but all I got from the side shoots were leaves, lots of leaves. I think I was lucky just to get the little broccoli I DID get, just so warm here this year.

Lowercal- ain't that amazing? I can't even drop off my without'm falling every which a'way....yet they can do THAT.

SKye- ya'll getting some of this rain? looks like it, form the looks of the radar.... just LOVING it here. But the skwerls tore into my cucumbers and I only got one two outta six left. Skwerls are tearing things up BAD this year.




I grow Oriental Giant (Renee's seeds) and Gazelle (Johnnys) and Viloflay (available locally in racks). Transitioning to the last two because the leaves are thicker but Oriental Giant is the fastest of any spinach I've grown.

All of these are fall/winter types and bolt much faster than spring types. Bolt resistance is correlated with slow cold growth,. not good in fall. Spring sown spinach ripens in May/June here and the flavor is not as good. I'm going to experiment with overwintered spring types to extend the season into May. I don't like the taste of heat grown spinach and don't grow it.

Try planting in early November for picking January through March. A second planting in December will probably produce better quality at the end of the season. Spinach bolting is induced by daylength and fall/winter types are probably better.
For flavor you want it grown as cold as possible. It is completely frost hardy. I also set transplants from seed flats 4-6" apart. For really large plants 8" apart works.

On a separate topic, I had to clean out my old lost rental garden. Part of this was moving the 12 gladiolus I planted in 2013. I got about fifty.. ten pounds of corms. They needed dividing anyway. Contrary to the textbooks gladiolus is fully hardy here in the DC area and thrips, their #1 pest, aren't.

Near record warm February here. We may even break the 1976 record (I was a senior in high school here then). Normal March cold returns though in the first few days so visions of spring are premature. I did set hardened broccoli and spinach seedlings out, the spinach was from a November seeding in flats that I never had time to get in. It's also very dry, note in post 37, the cracked ground around the spinach.

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48. Skyepony
1:43 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
SSD took down Alfred and Bart. 08P looks to be struggling as well. The tropics shut down overnight.

aqua~ Good morning to you too:) Hope to see something up from the last planting today.
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47. aquak9
10:17 AM GMT on February 23, 2017
good thursday morning to all Skye's fine peeps-

next planting days are this weekend. Saturday is a little better for transplanting, but both days are good all around.
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46. aquak9
1:29 AM GMT on February 23, 2017
Quoting 44. LowerCal:
aqua, drop off your what?

OMG - I left out a word- oh lordy, oh goodness... I meant to say- drop off my SHOES and they fall every which-a-way, but THEY can land a rocket??

shoes..... hahahaha
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45. Skyepony
10:59 PM GMT on February 22, 2017
The rain today has been wunderful:) Pasture really needed this.

Nice garden pics george, like how you are just visiting and harvesting the one every so often.

LowerCal~ Thanks for the launch footage.

WW~ Was out of town for the Trump tour through here. The campaign stop was something to see but I've seen enough..

Will try and update or make a new entry later. Busy week. Got a banquet to go to.
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44. LowerCal
10:53 PM GMT on February 22, 2017
aqua, drop off your what?
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43. aquak9
10:36 PM GMT on February 22, 2017
@ 37 Mr VDB- your spinach looks great. Mine never gets that thick or that green. I tried what you said about the broccoli (cutting the main head, then fertilizing for more side shoots) but all I got from the side shoots were leaves, lots of leaves. I think I was lucky just to get the little broccoli I DID get, just so warm here this year.

Lowercal- ain't that amazing? I can't even drop off my without'm falling every which a'way....yet they can do THAT.

SKye- ya'll getting some of this rain? looks like it, form the looks of the radar.... just LOVING it here. But the skwerls tore into my cucumbers and I only got one two outta six left. Skwerls are tearing things up BAD this year.

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42. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:24 PM GMT on February 22, 2017
Bart and 14F (08P) are post-tropical

Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Wellington
Gale Warning
7:00 AM NZDT February 23 2017
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At 18:00 PM UTC, LOW (TC BART) 994 hPa located at 29.0S 151.0W has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots and is reported as moving east southeast at 20 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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240 NM from the center in eastern semicircle

System #2
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At 18:00 PM UTC, Low (14F) 997 hPa located at 26.0S 165.0W has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots and is reported as moving east southeast at 20 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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120 NM from the center in sector from northwest through northeast to east
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41. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
7:16 AM GMT on February 22, 2017
still a tropical cyclone.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Wellington
Gale Warning
19:00 PM NZDT February 22 2017
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At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone BART (995 hPa) located at 26.1S 153.8W has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east southeast at 30 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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130 NM from the center in the eastern semicircle
60 NM from the center in the western semicircle
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40. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
3:19 AM GMT on February 22, 2017
Fiji Meteorological Services
Gale Warning
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #3
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 14F
1200 PM FST February 22 2017
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Southeast of Tonga

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression 14F (998 hPa) located at 21.8S 171.6W has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots. Position fair based on HIMAWARI-8 and GOES infrared/visible imagery and peripheral surface reports. The depression is reported as moving southeast at 30 knots.

Gale Force winds within 60-180 nm in the sector from northwest through north to southeast of the center.

Deep convection remains persistent and organization has improved in past 24 hours. Sea surface temperature is around 28C. System lies under an upper ridge in a low sheared environment with moderate divergence aloft. Cyclone circulation extends up to 500 HPA. Dvorak analysis based on 0.40 wrap yields DT=2.5. MET and PT agree. Final Dvorak based on DT.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/2.5/D1.0/24 HRS

Global models move the system southeast with some intensification.

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS: 24.9S 166.4W - 35 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 28.0S 162.5W - 30 knots (Tropical Depression)
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39. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
3:18 AM GMT on February 22, 2017
Fiji Meteorological Services
Gale Warning
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #6
TROPICAL CYCLONE BART, CATEGORY ONE (15F)
12:00 PM FST February 22 2017
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Southeast of Rarotonga

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Bart, Category One (995 hPa) located at 25.6S 156.8W has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots. Position poor based on HIMAWARI-8 and GOES visible/infrared imagery and peripheral surface reports. The cyclone is reported as moving east southeast at 30 knots.

Gale Force Winds
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120 NM from the center in northeastern quadrant
120 NM from the center in southeastern quadrant
60 NM from the center in southwestern quadrant
60 NM from the center in northwestern quadrant

Convection reduced and sheared to the southeast of the system in past 3 hours. Organization becoming poor due to dry air entrainment towards the center. System lies south of an upper ridge in a high sheared environment. Cyclonic circulation extends up to 500 HPA. Outflow good to the southeastern quadrant but restricted elsewhere. Sea surface temperature is around 28C. Dvorak analysis based on curved band pattern with 0.5 wrap yields DT=2.5, MET and PT agree. Final Dvorak based on DT. Ci held higher due to initial weakening.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5/3.0/S0.0/24 HRS

Global models maintain southeast movement with gradual weakening.

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS: 28.1S 153.3W - 35 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 30.5S 149.3W - 30 knots (Tropical Depression)
48 HRS: 34.2S 139.7W - 30 knots (Tropical Depression)

This is the final tropical disturbance advisory on TC Bart as the system has left RSMC Nadi's Area of Responsibility...
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38. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
6:37 PM GMT on February 21, 2017
next name is "Cook"

Fiji Meteorological Services
Gale Warning
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #1
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 14F
0:00 AM FST February 22 2017
============================
Southeast of Fiji
Northwest of Tonga

At 12:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression 14F (998 hPa) located at 18.9S 178.2W has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 knots. Position fair based on HIMAWARI-8 infrared imagery and peripheral surface reports. The depression is reported as moving southeast at 19 knots.

Deep convection has increased and organization has improved in past 24 hours. Sea surface temperature is around 29C. System lies under an upper ridge in a low sheared environment with moderate divergence aloft. Cyclone circulation extends up to 500 HPA. Dvorak analysis based on 0.30 wrap yeilds DT=2.0. MET=2.0 and PT=1.5. Final Dvorak based on DT.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0/2.0/D1.0/24 HRS

Global models move the system southeast with further intensification.

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS 21.4S 173.2W - 35 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS 24.4S 168.0W - 35 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS 27.3S 164.0W - 35 knots (CAT 1)
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